Undergraduate Support Scheme

The Undergraduate Support Scheme provides funding for overseas students on the basis of financial need.

Due to corona virus the Financial Support Office is now working remotely, you can still be considered for a scholarship for 2020 entry, details of how to apply can be found below. However instead of sending a hard copy of your application form, please send a scanned copy to financial-support@lse.ac.uk 


The LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme (USS) is designed to help overseas students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study. 

Please note that the LSE receives far more applications for financial assistance than it can support and unfortunately not all applications to the Undergraduate Support Scheme will be successful.

Scholarship amount

For 2020, the School has set aside approx £1,000,000 in entrance awards to self-financing students of all nationalities. The amount of assistance will vary according to individual financial needs but awards are usually between £6,000 and £15,000.

Awards are renewable for each year of your programme.

How to apply

Once you've received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional), you can apply for this scholarship. Please complete the undergraduate scholarship application form. By completing this form, you will ensure that you receive consideration for this and any other LSE scholarship(s) which you meet the eligibility criteria for.

Deadline for receipt of applications

If you received your offer of an undergraduate place at the School before 7 April: USS deadline is 27 April 2020

If you received your offer of an undergraduate place at the School between 8 April and 1 May: USS deadline is 6 May 2020

Due to corona virus the Financial Support Office staff are now working remotely. Instead of sending a hard copy of your form to our office address, please send scanned copies of the application form and supporting documents, including an academic reference, to financial-support@lse.ac.uk 

See details of providing a reference

All decisions will be sent to applicants by the end of July 2020.